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Canada names team to face Uruguay at IRB Americas

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The Canadian Press
10/9/2013 10:00:00 PM
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LANGFORD, B.C. - Alberta prop Andrew Tiedemann will captain Canada against Uruguay on Friday, the opening day of competition at the IRB Americas Rugby Championship.

The early game at Westhills Stadium will see the United States against defending champion Argentina.

The four-team tournament, which runs through Oct. 19, is a developmental event for the Americas.

Canada and the U.S. are fielding domestic sides, with their professionals remaining with their overseas clubs. Argentina is fielding a reserve team, with the Pumas elite squad having just wrapped up play in the Rugby Championship with Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Uruguay, with an eye to a World Cup qualifier looming against the U.S., is sending its senior side. The Uruguayans went 1-2 at last year's tournament, defeating the U.S. 26-8 on the final day.

Canada takes on the U.S. on Tuesday and Argentina on Oct. 19.

Team Canada rugby (Photo: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
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